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Impressions of Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands – Part 2

Windmill, Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

Windmill, Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

Yes, I’ve warned you about the windmill photos…more are coming!

Windmill, circa 1898, Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

Windmill, circa 1898, Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

What I find amazing is that this windmill has been around since 1898 and it’s still working!! Now it’s a museum as many are plus there’s a bread store on site as well which is popular with locals. There were two young kids this day that were trying to sell everyone sticks that they found. It was quite cute actually.

Church in Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

Church in Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

Crossing one of the many canals in Alphen going to the center of town. Nice church in the background.

I love cows!

I love cows!

This is outside a restaurant in Alphen (one of the very few…it’s a small town) and it’s a wine bar/restuarant. This cow is quite the attraction! I had to pet him! I wanted to go there for my birthday but it was closed on Sundays. Then it snowed and…well then we left Holland!

Petting the cow!

Petting the cow!

Now this little kitty cat was my really close friend in Alphen. I came across him going to the grocery store the first time I ventured out and just called to him and he came running!

My little kitty friend!

My little kitty friend!

All you had to do was whistle at him and he would come running and meowing the whole way then you couldn’t pet or love him enough!

Giving some loving to my kitty friend.

Giving some loving to my kitty friend.

I know he lived in the area close by because he was in the same area every time I saw him but boy was he a lovable cat. I really miss him!

Always with the butt in the face! What's up with that?

Always with the butt in the face! What’s up with that?

Holland is a very cat friendly place more so than dogs. There were cats everywhere inside and outside. They were all very friendly and lovable too which says a lot for the people of Holland in my humble opinion!

Matt makes a new kitty friend in Alphen

Matt makes a new kitty friend in Alphen

Matt made a new fuzzy friend just walking about Alphen and we didn’t even know this kitty!

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I had to add this one because…well my name is in there! The purple flowers in the picture are actually known as Veronica’s (which I’ve never actually seen in person) but the actual plant in the planter is not!

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Church in the downtown center of Alphen on the way to the coffee cafe!

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Matt is happy to have his cafe latte and to be inside nice and warm!

001Barista cafe, Cafe Latte, Alphen aan den Rijn! Very nice indeed!

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